Catholic Relief Services Senior Security Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Catholic Relief Services – USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and development overseas. CRS supports programs in over 100 countries and works through local partners.

CRS has been in Kenya the last 45 years and works with Kenyan organizations in supporting programs serving the poor and the vulnerable. 
We are seeking a suitable person to fill the following position.
Job Title: Senior Manager – Security 
Ref. 2012/49
Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: The Senior Security Manager – Nairobi is a senior position is located in Nairobi charged with the responsibility for ensuring the safety and security of CRS staff and assets in Kenya. 
The post provides technical leadership and oversight on all matters related to security and safety of CRS personnel and assets. 
The post holder is charged with developing, updating, maintaining, disseminating and ensuring staff compliance with, the Kenya Field Security Plan as well as security and safety policies, procedures and advisories for all CRS staff working with Kenya and, and coordinating the same with Security Officer and staff based in Dadaab office.
S/he will represent CRS at all security forums in Nairobi and will develop strong professional relationships with other INGOs and the UN agencies on security related issues. 
The post holder will also establish and nurture effective working relationships and mutual trust with the official government agencies of law and order and security enforcement in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya at all levels.

The post holder will ensure that Nairobi based international and national staff are fully informed of, prepared for and responsive to potential emergency and security threats. 
The post holder will take the lead in developing security procedures, standards and SOPs for Nairobi office. 
An important part of the Security Managers’s responsibility is the mainstreaming of emergency preparedness planning, security and staff safety management into all project activities and strengthening the technical and management capacity of CRS staff on security matters.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in security-sensitive environments.
  • Excellent communication skills- both oral and written, even when under pressure.
  • Undergone formal training in security.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various teams and transfer skills and knowledge.
  • A professional with high personal integrity and commitment.
  • Somali language skills will be an added advantage.
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for on the email subject line and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business August 10, 2012.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
Only Short listed candidates will be contacted

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